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The Australian Ballet

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Address: The Australian Ballet Centre - Level 5, 2 Kavanagh Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 369 741
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Description: The Australian Ballet is one of the world's leading ballet companies, and...
The Australian Ballet is one of the world's leading ballet companies, and has been delivering extraordinary performances for over 50 years. A commitment to excellence, a spirited attack and a willingness to take risks have defined the company from its earliest days, both onstage and off. As well as 70 acclaimed dancers, the company employs leaders in injury prevention, marketing, music, digital and education to present upwards of 250 shows and 1000 audience-engagement events each year. A network of elite artisans work tirelessly behind the scenes to create the splendour you see on stage; our costumes are made with the care given to couture. Moving effortlessly between the great classical ballets and new contemporary commissions, the company has a unique Australian beauty, powered by athleticism. As it embarks on a new five-year strategic plan, The Australian Ballet is poised to reach more audiences than ever before, both at home and overseas.
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Saw The Dream performed by the Australian Ballet in the Opera House. First two acts were "different" and interesting. The second half was "The Dream" and very beautiful. Would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Saw The Dream performed by the Australian Ballet in the Opera House. First two acts were "different" and interesting. The second half was "The Dream" and very beautiful. Would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Wonderful experience as you step back into the "Gold Rush" period. On and off there will be some gunshot sound and fights around, people can just sleeping on the street like some drunken and of cos, all these are by the crew. It totally portray what's shown in movie. Back to those days.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Arts Centre have a wonderful Ballet Program. The Nutcracker was brilliant. Easy accessible, car parking nearby and centrally located in Melbourne City

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Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I saw the nutcracker. It was a wonderful performance, great chorus, excellent props and the classical type i.e. no re interpretation. But the list of dancers given were for the opening night which was not accurate for the last night. I was not too impressed by the prince and fairy's dancing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

If you are fortunate enough to visit Melbourne during the ballet season, do not miss it. If from overseas/ interstate you may need to book through your travel agent or be prepared to sit up in the "Gods." The costumes, scenery and of course the music are just beautiful and the dancers are flawless.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The Australian Ballet's performances are reliably enjoyable, so you can expect a good night or matinee performance at the Arts Centre. Aussie companies are renowned for the physicality and strength of their male dancers. Most recently I saw 'La Bayadere' with new (though still traditional) choreography by Stanton Welch.

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

When I first saw the Australian Ballet, I was blown away by the standard of the artists. The principal dancers are so technically brilliant and the acting, convincing. The sets and costumes can be equally awe-inspiring. We prefer opening night tickets with the best line up of dancers available. I like traditional ballet and often the Australian Ballet throw in... More 

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Corryong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Ballet was sensational. The Art Centre is a great venue. Liked the proximity to the Rendevous Grand Hotel. Nothing to dislike.

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Woodend
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I had never before attended ANY live ballet performance – not even as a dutiful parent! (My children danced another classical path…) Yet, for my wife’s birthday I took her to the Australian Ballet’s performance of Chroma at the Sydney Opera House. What an overpowering assault on every sense….! Visually, physically, musically… emotionally. I confess that I was (more times... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The Australian Ballet is recognised as a world class ballet company who portray the ballet in a unique Australian manner with flair and talent. I have been attending the ballet for years and have never been disappointed, always different even when they put on a classic, always classy and always entertaining. They preform at the Art Centre where you can... More 

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